Igus unveils recycled bearing01 November 2023

Igus regranulated compound

Igus has launched a regranulated compound for the Iglidur Eco plain bearing series from sprues and missing parts from injection moulding production to minimise waste from plastic.

The new Iglidur Eco P210 plain bearing is suitable for applications that regularly come in contact with chemicals ¬¬– from agitators and laboratory mills to filtration equipment and car washing. The maximum recommended surface pressure is 50 MPa at room temperature, equivalent to a pressure of five tonnes (5,000 kg) per cm2. The temperature range for applications is between -40°C and +100°C. External lubrication with oil or grease is not required, as is the case with all plain bearing materials from Igus, because solid lubricants are integrated into the material for low-friction dry running.

Rob Dumayne, drytech director at igus UK, said: "In our in-house laboratory tests, we showed that plain bearings made of this regranulate delivered almost the same performance as the conventional Iglidur P210 series. They are similarly resistant to edge pressure as well as shocks and impacts, with only minimal compromises. This means that the ECO variant is also suitable for a large range of standard Iglidur P210 applications."

Igus provides an online tool to calculate the bearing service life. Customers can find out whether the Eco variant will work in their specific case. Eco P210 is the fifth member of the Iglidur Eco series, which also includes Eco H, a material for corrosive and hot environments, Eco P, a material with low moisture absorption for outdoor applications in high humidity, Eco G, an all-rounder material and resistant to high loads, and Eco A180.

"All Eco materials consist of at least 97% regranulate, showing our commitment to reducing plastic waste," Dumayne added.

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